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Lord Hill’s Column, Shrewsbury

Lord Hill’s Column, outside the Shirehall (Shropshire Council’s headquarters), is one of the most notable landmarks of the town of Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. The Column is the tallest Doric column in England, standing at 133 ft 6 in (40.7 m) high, and commemorates Rowland Hill, 1st Viscount Hill of Almaraz and Hawkstone, with a 17 ft (5.2 m) tall statue of Lord Hill standing on the top of the column. Lord Hill was one of Viscount Wellington’s most trusted Generals and fought alongside Wellington in Spain, Portugal and France. From 1828, when Wellington had to relinquish the post of Commander-in-Chief of the British Army on becoming Prime Minister, Lord Hill succeeded him and held the post until 1842….


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2023 Opening Dates

Lord Hill’s Column will be open to the public on: Saturday, 15 July from 11.00-16.00 inclusive Adults £5. Students/children free Sunday, 20 August from 12.00-16.00 inclusive Adults £5. Students/children free.[…]

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2022 Opening Dates

Due to ongoing repairs and Covid restrictions, Lord Hill’s Column has been closed to visitors recently, but we’re pleased to announce that the Column will be open on a number[…]

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Follies Magazine Article

An article about the history of Lord Hill’s Column, by The Reverend Richard Hayes, was published in the Follies Magazine. You can download and read the article using the link[…]

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